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Old 12-04-2002, 09:16 AM   #1
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Marriage

Really is there any need to get married anymore?

what does it really prove?

Even though you make your vows and everything your partner doesnt have to stay loyal to you they could still leave you.

I think its just an excuse to waste lots of money on relatives you'll never see again

Am I just very cynical?
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Old 12-04-2002, 10:09 AM   #2
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Even though you make your vows and everything your partner doesnt have to stay loyal to you they could still leave you.
Thats a bad reason to knock marriage.
Just because we have speeding limits doesn't mean everyone follows them.
Just because we have to sign a lease doesn't mean everyone honors it.
People are court-ordered to pay child support. It doesn't mean they send out the check.

People break vows and rules and agreements all the time. It doesn't mean the vow or rule or agreement is worthless.


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^^^ ^^^

some people get married for all the wrong reasons. i honestly do not understand why some get married even though they have no intent on staying loyal or faithful to their spouse.
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I think the original intent and purpose for marriage has been forgotten or ignored by alot of people. We are so selfish, and so many people don't realize that a marriage is not supposed to be 'what can I get out of this', but 'what can i contribute to make this the best possible partnership'. I think people expect/want their mate to fufill all their needs, and it simply is not possible! When it doesn't happen, they walk away, thinking their next choice might be able to do it, and they'll never be able to. We are supposed to be the other's helpmate - not always easy to remember (and I know I don't always feel like it), but that's the only way to make it last.


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Old 12-04-2002, 12:22 PM   #5
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has anyone heard the stipulations of jennifer lopez's pre-nuptual agreement she's making ben affleck sign?
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has anyone heard the stipulations of jennifer lopez's pre-nuptual agreement she's making ben affleck sign?
nope? what r they?
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nope? what r they?
i'm not sure if this is all of them, but it says:

- they have to have sex at least 4 times a week
- they each have to be present if the other is filming a love scene

if any of those are broken, there's money to be paid.

also, there's "fines"
- $5 million if ben cheats on her
- $1 million if one lies to the other about said affair
- $10,000 if one yells at the other during a heated argument
- lots of cash to be paid if they're not together for the important holidays and anniversaries
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"im still jenny from the block" yeh riiiight!!!

what a hypocrite

he shouldnt marry her
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i'm not sure if this is all of them, but it says:

- they have to have sex at least 4 times a week
- they each have to be present if the other is filming a love scene

if any of those are broken, there's money to be paid.

also, there's "fines"
- $5 million if ben cheats on her
- $1 million if one lies to the other about said affair
- $10,000 if one yells at the other during a heated argument
- lots of cash to be paid if they're not together for the important holidays and anniversaries
lordy, you have got to be kidding me..........
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Regarding that JLO crap...I have no idea if that is true or not but either way....she is still married to that other guy!

The divorce from that mess hasn't even gone through.



The whole thing is comical, really.

I mean, do they really think it will last? She has made it very clear that the vows of marriage aren't that important and all you have to do is sign some divorce papers to make it all go away.
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Re: Marriage

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Am I just very cynical?
Yes.


Marriage isn't about the wedding and the relatives. Marriage is about love and commitment. It's about supporting someone you love when he tries something new, celebrating his success and comforting him through the failures. Then he does the same for you. You can get the same from a relationship, but a marriage means that you've made the commitment to each other.

I've been married for 13 1/2 years. It hasn't been all butterflies and roses, but it's been wonderful! My husband and I are committed to each other's growth as people. We love each other no matter what.
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some great replies to this post, i hope you really read them over lara mullen...

as for j lo, thats unbelievable. putting money down for everything? thats all their relationship is about i guess.

poor ben, i really feel sorry for him. hes got a bad catch :S

still jenny from the block, who is she kidding? what a bitch.
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some great replies to this post, i hope you really read them over lara mullen...



still jenny from the block, who is she kidding? what a bitch.

LOL!!!!

Yes I read them Mr Z. 96
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Lara I think it depends on the situation.

When my Brother got married him and his wife went on a cruise and had their ceremony on a beautiful island. It was just the two of them, and a couple of their friends, that was the way they wanted it. To them the idea of getting married was not to have a big fancy ceremony to make the relatives happy. they got married because they love each other and want to spend the rest of thier lives together. At first her family (and some of mine) balked at the idea of the two of them "eloping," they wanted to have the ceremony complete with limos, tuxes, a big ole gown. But that was not thier style and they were completely content to say "Screw you, it's our wedding, we're doing what we want!" They have been married for about 5 years, but they lived together for two years before they got married. It was just the next inevitable step for them.

On the other hand, I knew a girl who got married just for the sake of getting married. she wanted to wear a pretty dress and have a big party. Two months after her so called commitment, she left her husband and moved in with the guy she was seeing before she got married. *sidenote* she was with both the guys when she got married, and the hubby to be didn't know about this other guy.
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i'm not sure if this is all of them, but it says:

- they have to have sex at least 4 times a week
- they each have to be present if the other is filming a love scene

I know some guys who would like these!!!!

Umm on a serious note....It is good to be here posting. I really did think I was done.....but things change (Thanks).

As for this particular topic........I do like what Martha had to say on this particvular topic. Everyone truly has a nice graspe on things.


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